Our proposals

Our plans for Southsea propose to sensitively and sympathetically refurbish the existing building and provide a varied  mix of uses, with options to include:

  • THIS Workspace – delivering creative and versatile new office space – including meeting rooms and  hot desks
  • Entrance, communal space and breakout space –  to include additional meeting spaces and a coffee bar
  • Brand new event spaces – available for members and general public use
  • Reactivated ground floor street frontages on Palmerston Road – this could include retail, restaurants, bars, cafes and ‘pop-ups’

The aim at the heart of our plans is to breathe new life into Knight & Lee Building, creating a destination to meet, shop, eat, drink and work.

What is THIS Workspace?

THIS Workspace creates flexible and innovative workspaces for people within destination developments. Our combined experience means we can acquire, build, design and operate, giving us the foresight to see the opportunities ahead. In doing so, we create aspirational and flexible spaces to work, for an ever-growing group of entrepreneurs and businesses looking for opportunities to collaborate and grow. Whether looking for an initial ‘work bench’, a dedicated desk or studio space, THIS Workspace will create vibrant new office workspace within in the heart of Southsea, creating renewed interest and increased footfall.

More information

To view the materials displayed at the first public exhibition in February 2019, please click here

To view a copy of the materials displayed at the second public exhibition in April 2019, please click here


We welcome local feedback if you have feedback or comments about our plans at this stage we would like to hear from you. Please go to the contact us page to let us know what you think about our ideas and our plans so far.